Programs and Events

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Foothill Fibers Guild is meeting via Zoom and in-person gatherings have been suspended until it is safe to do so. Members receive Zoom connection links.

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

♦ Upcoming Programs  (Scroll to the bottom for recent programs)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021: Our Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale! On Zoom at 6:30 PM

Featuring a presentation of this year’s Guild Challenge Projects. Don’t miss it!

Upcoming FFG Events

Stay tuned and while waiting for the pandemic to pass, keep calm and weave, knit, spin, crochet on

Local Fiber Events

♦ Upcoming Regional Events

Coming in September 2021: Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl

Coming in October 2021: Lambtown – Virtual

Recent Events

Virtual Fair Exhibition Tuesday, August 25, 2020  6:30 PM








Our first ever virtual fair was a success! Over 20 members joined via Zoom

and enjoyed the slide show put together by Mary Prassinos. There were 90 entries from 17 individuals. A total of 20 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award

You can view all of these entries in our Member’s Showcase.  Fair Entries in Member’s Showcase

June 2020 Annual Picnic via Zoom

Click the link below for 2019 Events

2019 FFG Events 

Recent Programs

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 on Zoom: Marilyn Romatka on Uzbek Ikat

 Marilyn presented Uzbek Ikat: The Personal Saga of an Exceptional ClothExperience the exotic in your own home town; travel to Central Asia in this multi-media presentation. We have all seen Uzbek Ikat on the runway in New York and London, now travel back to Uzbekistan with Marilyn to watch the process of its production. Each thread manipulated, dyed, and woven into exquisite cloth – truly hand-crafted.



Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 on Zoom: John Marshall – Exploring Japanese Indigo

We enjoyed a lively presentation by John Marshall, author of Singing the Blues, as he takes us on a tour exploring the beauties of Japanese indigo. He’ll be covering a bit of the history and traditions of working with this unique plant in Japan, show you a few techniques for achieving exquisite colors on your own, and treat you a sampling of his own work.
Fifty years ago, at the age of seventeen John set off for Japan to be apprenticed under traditional teachers. Growing up in a Japanese community in California, Japan felt warm and inviting. Continuing his work and his studies over the past several decades, his work has been exhibited in the Textile Museum of DC, the Seattle Art Musuem,  and the de Young Museum in SF, to name just a few. He has exhibited his work in solo  shows sponsored by the US State Department, the Embassy of Japan, and Kodansha, both here and in Japan. Currently John is following up his life-long goal of sharing his knowledge and passion with others through his publications and online courses. More information may be found at

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 via Zoom

40th Anniversary Guild Challenge Slide Show

Ten members submitted entries to the Guild Challenge.

Browse the inspirational photos and the finished objects at the following link 2020 Guild Challenge

Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs